|Various Artists - Raped By 4 Valentines Day - Compilation With Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink [zero135a] - Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink|
Cassette compilation originally released by Watergate Tapes in 1985 featured three leading hometaper/experimental artists of the day: Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink.
Downloads: 107,314 (2 reviews)
|Various Artists - Zeromoon Sampler III: An Explanation of Difficult Music - various artists|
This compilation is an overview of zeromoon; from glitch-punk, abstract noise, minimal techno, psychedelic drones, ambient, post rock and beyond. Tracks by Dead+Hurt (Sweden), Origami Subtropika (Puerto Rico), Michael Gendreau (USA), Critikal (Sweden+Ukraine+USA), v.+Ultra Milkmaids (USA+France), Normal Music (Sweden+USA), Violet+Bertrand Denzler (USA+France), Vultrapia (USA+France+Estonia), The Musique Concrete Ensemble (USA), Our Last Hope Lost Hope (Sweden).
|Kapotte Muziek - An Apology is Necessary - Kapotte Muziek|
This anthology covers the first three years of the legendary Dutch project Kapotte Muziek, created by Frans De Waard. "Yes it is. You are about to hear and view material that was released by Kapotte Muziek in 1988. It was an anthology of works from the first three and half years of existence. A lifetime it seemed back then, a mere drop in time when I look back on it now. I compiled this tape in 1988 for the US branche of my label Korm Plastics, run by Jeff Surak, who was the driving force behind...
Keywords: Noise; Experimental
Downloads: 20,455 (3 reviews)
|-1348- - Diary of the Plague Years [zero103a] - -1348-|
This is collection of tracks spanning the life span of -1348- from 1983 to 1991 and was released on Staalplaat's Bake Records imprint. It includes the best tracks from several cassette only releases by Watergate Tapes. The music ranges from harsh noise to surrealist compositions.
Downloads: 20,269 (1 review)
|Various Artists - Pandora's Wooden Bucket - International Experimental Electronic Music Compilation [zero134a] - various artists|
Pandora's Wooden Bucket was originally released as a 2xc90 set in 1989 on Watergate Tapes. On each side were two groups from a particular country exploring a particular theme. Netherlands - Death: Death Pact, Odal France - Sex: Vox Populi!, No Unauthorized Italy - Revolution: F.A.R., Lyke Wake Germany - Sleep: Cinema Verite, Die Rache
Downloads: 19,119 (4 reviews)
|Diensteingang - das naturhistorische museum der klänge|
Rinus Van Alebeek & Tibor Macek's latest outing under the nom de plume das naturhistorische museum der klänge is an excusion to places unknown, where pigs fly and ice cream is just around the corner. Field recordings, snatches of dialogue, random singing, and a little pig combine to make a true hero sandwich.
Keywords: Field Recordings; Experimental; Musique Concrete
Downloads: 17,412 (1 review)
|Violet+Bertrand Denzler - The Long March - Violet+Bertrand Denzler|
Four compositions for alto sax, autoharp, prepared record player and sampler. Free music, lowercase reflections, and all out noise using extended performance techniques.
Keywords: Free Jazz
Downloads: 16,686 (1 review)
|Psicotruchas Around the World - Earzumba/Paulo Beto/Eloi Silverstre|
The ever so active Christian Dergarabedian, aka C.D., aka Earzumba dug up an old recording of him and two boys from Brazil, of whom I never heard: Paulo Beto, of the electronic bossa-nova project Anvil FX and Eloi Silvestre, who builds his own instruments from the trash. Together they operate analogue synths, laptop, tapes, radio and percussion. The recording is from 2002, but sounds still like a very fresh thing...
Keywords: electronic; experimental; free improv
Downloads: 13,510 (1 review)
|Violet - Let the Sunshine In [zero003] - Violet|
Violet's first release "Let the Sunshine In" is a surreal and warm holiday of sound. Using a record player, guitar, autoharp and tape nothing really sounds like it is. Strange and dark. "Violet, one of the formations that remixed and reconstructed a track by Andrey Kiritchenko, released a 3 " CD on the same label, being Zeromoon. This 3" subtitled Music for record player, guitar, autoharp, tape features four tracks...
Downloads: 12,992 (1 review)
|Normal Music - Generic - Normal Music|
Yet another release by this mysterious project. Dark beats, drones, clicks&cunts.
Keywords: Deep techno; ambient, glitch, soundscapes
Downloads: 12,760 (6 reviews)
|CD-R - Hide and Seek - CD-R|
CD-R is a young Moscow project by Nikita Golyshev. Use of old soviet synths and effects combined with modern techniques and laptop makes an interesting combination of different styles of noise music - "fusion noise." Noisey, fractured soundscapes transform into broken rythms and melodys. This is the second release by CD-R for zeromoon
Keywords: Noise; Experimental
Downloads: 11,052 (1 review)
|Second Violin - Hospital Fugue Of Mad Nurse [zero106a] - Second Violin|
Second Violin started in 2001 by jeff surak and zan hoffman, adam bohman, and rinus van alebeek. specializing in free improv, voices, random texts, stream of consciousness, noise collages with acoustic instruments and environmental recordings. First release by adam bohman, jeff surak, & zan hoffman. mutant improvised/collages/constructs using deranged string instruments and vocal banter. twisted and dark...
|Arturas Bumsteinas - Placido - Arturas Bumsteinas|
Arturas Bumsteinas is a digital media artist from Vilnius, Lithuania. He has released several works in MP3 and CDR format, and performs frequently in various countries of Europe. Placido explores a number of approaches to digital music: at times abstract, other times the source material floats to the surface, only to shatter into a million fragments. "at the same time when i was editing these tracks Laura was sitting by the warm stove and doing some needlecraft...
Downloads: 9,950 (4 reviews)
|Second Violin - Victoria [zero107a] - Second Violin|
Free noise music improvisition of a surrealist nature mark the second album by Second Violin, recorded mostly live in Louisville, Kentucky during a 4 hour performance by Rinus Van Alebeek (vocals, feedback), Zan Hoffman (drawer, sampler) and Jeff Surak (prepared violin). Adam Bohman returns for a short appearance on one track. The second half is a live duet between Zan Hoffman and Jeff Surak on prepared violin and drawer.
Downloads: 9,459 (1 review)
|Zavoloka - I - Kateryna Zavoloka|
Kateryna Zavoloka hails from Kiev and here she dishes up some sweet tracks comprised of rich and abstract analogue/digital noise, melodies and idm like drums. http://www.zavoloka.com
Downloads: 8,777 (1 review)
|No Unauthorized - Invasion [zero141a] - No Unauthorized|
Originally released in 1987 on Watergate Tapes, this 8 song album by No Unauthorized is one of this french band's best releases. Landmark indie french electro pop from the hometaper underground. Catherine-Vocals, percussion, synthesizer Christian-drums, drum machine, bass, percussion, synthesizer Marc-Guitar, bass Michel-Synthesizers, tapes, guitar, ambiance, electronic devices Veronique-Vocals, percussion
Downloads: 8,708 (1 review)
|Ubeboet - Red and Black Remixes - Ubeboet|
Ubeboet (m.a.tolosa) invited 4 artists to remix his excellent album "black and red" which was released by earlabs in 2005. The original work featured field recordings, radio and turntables. Here each artist-Asher, Arturas Bumsteinas, Mathieu Ruhlman, Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words-picked one track and deconstructed it to create a new work. m.a.tolosa also runs the fine con-v label.
Keywords: drone; field recordings; experimental; lowercase; lofi; remixes
Downloads: 8,702 (1 review)
|Michael Gendreau - Live at Sonic Circuits DC 2006 - Michael Gendreau|
Michael Gendreau was born in California (1961). A musician since age 6, Gendreau went along to work with several group organizations, culminating in Crawling With Tarts (1983-1998), and using this group as a medium (along with the various uses made of it by co-founder Suzanne Dycus) for work in elementalism, attention to temporal and environmental persistence, and eventually, applications of parataxis...
Keywords: turntablism; experimental; musique concrete; noise
|Undisturbed - RDK|
RDK’s Undisturbed e.p. blends traditionally inspired spacemusic and seventies synth textures with lightly sprinkled circuit bent sounds. Three long form excursions are separated by three shorter ones. From the floating ambient of Undisturbed to the “Klaus Schultz dry-humping Wendy Carlos” vibe of the closing track Ying Ling, RDK cover a lot of ground in 26 minutes. Fyrall del Rey features the Ciat-Lonbarde Fyrall instrument playing lead over David Rickert and Davis White’s slowly cascadi...
Keywords: Ambient, Electronic, Spacerock
Downloads: 8,035 (1 review)
|Volga - Kiasma - Volga|
Successfully combining experimental electronics with contemporary dance rhythms and original Russian folklore, Volga is a unique project on the Moscow music scene. Pagan psychodelia, shamanism, authentic melodies and lyrics from ancient Russian texts (12th-19th centuries) are mixed with urban aesthetics and contemporary video art to make up the essential components of Volga performances. Volga tours frequently in Russia and abroad and has participated in various international music festivals...
|Dead+Hurt - Optotron EP - Dead+Hurt|
GLITCH PUNK LIVES! Two masters of drone pop and glitchcore join forces in this no holds barred demonstration of swedish glitch punk. Thomas Eklund (aka Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words) and Jonas Lindgren (Critikal, The Hurt I Feel Is My Hurt) mix up field recordings and electronics into this rhythmic outing with badasss 'tude.
Keywords: dark; avantgarde, drone; Doom Metal; Glitch Punk
Downloads: 7,021 (1 review)
|Northern Machine - Live at Sonic Circuits - Northern Machine|
This recording documents Northern Machine's live Performance on October 7, 2006 at the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music in Washington DC. Northern Machine are Pat Gillis: synths, organ, effects. Bill Warford: Bass guitar, psaltry, bowls, effects. http://www.hc3music.com/nm.htm
Keywords: dark ambient drone electronic music
Downloads: 6,929 (2 reviews)
|V. - Extant [zero128v] - v.|
A collection of various tracks, from eps, splits and compilations that never came out.
|Sumerki Project - Salve - Sumerki Project|
Sumerki Project - Salve This group, headed by Jevgeni Zolotorevski, from Tallinn, Estonia. Sumerki create modern electro pop with a dark experimental edge. 1. Salve 2. Requiem for Ilja Redikson 3. Dusha Velichit 4. Coda Jevgeni Zolotorevski - analogue keyboards, sound effects, declamation Anna Docenko - humming, Russian Orthodox singing, electric organ Damian Skowron - Gregorian singing Virsik - chewing cat sounds Mihhail Yasinover - electric guitar Nastya Pechegina - crying child sounds
Keywords: Experimental; Dark Ambient; dubtech, electro, experimental
Downloads: 6,034 (1 review)
|-1348- - Six Girls In Search of a Heaven [zero105a] - -1348-|
Six Girls was originally released in 1988 by Watergate Tapes as a 60 minute cassette. It was re-released as a CDR by Staalplaat's Bake Records imprint in 2000. It was remastered from a third generation tape copy, thus restoring the intended poor quality of this recording. Things that appear to be loops, but not quite, are actually tracks composed of infinite micro changes in tempo and timbre.
|CD-R - Concentration - CD-R|
CD-R is the noisey future of russian youth. With their ep "Concentration" the listener is submerged in a nocturnal corridor of machine hum with the only respite being a blast of radio static and lofi noise played at over saturated levels. Then CD-R goes beneath audible levels to further destroy your subconscious mind. A pleasant operation is guaranteed. "Project CD-R started in December 2002(Moscow) by Nikita Golyshev and Stas Bobkin...
Downloads: 5,688 (8 reviews)
|Dead Violets - Organ Grinder - Dead Violets|
Dead Violets is Jeff Surak of Violet and Thomas Ekelund of Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words doing free form noise and drones. This 3 track ep is a mashup of subterranean pulses, electro-acoustic static, and damaged electronics. more info: http://www.zeromoon.com/violet/ http://www.deadwords.org
Keywords: drone; noise; dark ambient; death metal; grindcore; experimental
Downloads: 5,624 (1 review)
|V. - la55 [zero121v] - v.|
V.'s attempt to record an album of unlistenable music, that somehow ended up being, well, the opposite. Still filled with moments at their attempt to play something like rock with drums and guitar but they are way off the mark. Spastic improv falls into ambient abstractive beauty.
Downloads: 5,490 (1 review)
|V. - chgt of x(or blue [zero126v] - v.|
The first release by v., now a duet. Wide ranging material, every piece different from each other. Noise, rhythmic, free, musique concrete, ReR, melodic and atonal all at once.
|Various Artists - Blind Date - Compilation Of Random Collaborations [zero133a] - various artists|
This compilation was intended to be a 60 minute cassette with 8 pairs of randomly matched artists creating 2 collaborative tracks each. The project never came to fruitation, with only half of the invited artists ever completing their tracks, thus the compilation was never released. Here are the extant tracks only recently made available.
|Rinus Van Alebeek - Kulissen Abriss [zero008r] - Rinus Van Alebeek|
Snippets of everyday life with a strange and weird warmth. Beyond field recordings, Rinus punches holes through the fabric of time. Recorded in in Berlin, Dresden, and Wuppertal, Germany. Rinus is an itinerant writer-sound collector, currently residing in Italy in a small village with no phone nor internet.
Keywords: Found Sounds
|Violet - Sometimes in The Quietest of Moments... [zero002r] - Violet|
Violet's "Sometimes in The Quietest of Moments the Pipes Don't Fit and the Bathtub Makes you Scream and the Toaster Wants Your Blood" is a remix of the MiniDisk release by Sweden's WNQST//LNGRN - "Sometimes in the Same Night That's Everywhere The Same Right Now & Forevermore" - a 2 hour+ drone fest, condensed into 9 tracks on one 3" cdr. Drones, abrasive skips, and minimalism. Limited edition of 23 copies long out of print...
Downloads: 4,493 (1 review)
|Various Artists - Zeromoon Sampler [zero004r] - various zeromoon artists|
Nine tracks in 6 minutes, this business card sampler gives a quick overview of zeromoon artists. Tracks by v., Critikal, Second Violin, Pleasure Girls, Normal Music (remixed by Violet), v.+Sumerki, Normal Music, TheMCE (remixed by Andrey Kiritchenko), and Violet. Please visit the zeromoon label website for more information.
|Reche+Ubeboet - coll.01 - Reche+Ubeboet|
This is a collaboration between Pablo Reche (Buenos Aires) and Ubeboet (Madrid) and was recorded in 2004-2005. Not your typical boring ambient sounds, Reche+Ubeboet prove to be masters of the drone genre presenting three tracks filled with suspense and tension.
Keywords: Experimental; Drone
Downloads: 4,196 (1 review)
|V. - stYe [zero122v] - V.|
Claustrophobic free music interspersed with densely textured electronic compositions. Hurdy gurdy, homemades, bass, guitar, drums + electronics. Recorded from 2001-2002, this material formed the basis for the collaboration material given to the Ultra Milkmaids for the tracks they created for Drone+Unease. Released on Public Eyesore. The v. album that most people just can't grasp. Tracklist*: verify lunacy you're errors before hjungle waxing stupor you're debris endure beasts rescure urgent...
|Critikal - STATE - Kiritchenko-Lindgren-Surak|
Critikal is comprised of Andrey Kiritchenko (nexsound.org), Jonas Lindgren (glitchpunkyouth.com), and Jeff Surak (zeromoon.com). The trio presents 8 tracks of electro-acoustic drones akin to the more surreal work of Nurse With Wound. This album was recorded in 2002.
|Mystery Hearsay - Flesh Dwarf [zero140a] - Mystery Hearsay|
The final installment in the Mystery Hearsay trilogy for zeromoon, is a work that borders on dark ambient, but with none of the cliches or meandering exercises. Assembled by MC Ladno.
|Cheapmachines - Convergence - Cheapmachines|
Philip Julian has been an active part of the experimental music underground since the late 1990's recording various works under the name Cheapmachines which operates at the interface between noise electronics, generative software, field recordings, tape music and long-form drones. Contact microphones, amplified metal objects, domestic radio receivers, instrument effects pedals, environmental/found sounds, tape loops, damaged electrical devices, analogue synthesizers, turntables & prepared vinyl,...
Keywords: drone ambient noise
Downloads: 3,723 (2 reviews)
|Rinus Van Alebeek - Now You Know The Truth About Bamboo - Rinus Van Alebeek|
Rinus Van Alebeek reports in from his global wanderings with a collection of field recordings organized into "pop" tunes. Recorded in Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and Louisville, Kentucky. Track 14 includes Rinus listing the track titles and explaining each track.
Keywords: Field Recordings
|New Carrollton - If He's an Ass Here, He Won't Be a Horse There [zero131a] - New Carrollton|
The only "studio" recording by 2nd period of New Carrollton where everything was not just a live recording session. Heavily under the influence of Nurse With Wound at the time, NC assembled this strange album that was released as a 90 minute cassette tape by Watergate Tapes in 1986. It was later reissued as a 60 minute cdr by Staalplaat's Bake Records imprint. Editing the original tape to 60 minutes was easy to do, since the original release included intentional filler material, to confuse the l...
Downloads: 3,491 (1 review)
|V. - Live At Deadtech [zero147a] - v.|
Live recording of V. at Deadtech, Chicago. The last show of the 10 city-10 day tour with Ultra Milkmaids and Cornucopia. Drums, autoharp, and electronics make a pretty noisey and textual set.
|R.R. Habarc - Nem Itt, Nem Most - R.R. Habarc|
R.R. Habarc is based in Budapest, Hungary and created this audio score for Gyula Valkó and Ákos Bánki's live mud painting project. Nem Itt, Nem Most (Not Here, Not now) contains only electronically made sounds and uses only one stereo channel. Pulsing electronics and subsonic surreal drones are the focus of this work.
Downloads: 3,137 (2 reviews)
|Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Scars/Shards - Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words|
All source sounds recorded on a Sanyo M-5799 micro cassette recorder between the 10th and 14th of October, 2005. Edited and processed on the 13th and 14th of October 2005. Dedicated to the shards and the scars you left behind. www.deadwords.org
Keywords: Antimusic; Drone Pop
Downloads: 2,971 (1 review)
|Visteclaro - 12 hÈlices - Visteclaro|
visteclaro - "12 hÈlices" This duo from Argentina creates free music that isn't afraid to chart its own course while avoiding the cliches that hinder improvised music. Humor+textures+dada. Just beautiful. recorded: june 2005. recording, mixing, mastering: 0.104166666666666666666666666666667 days. time: 42:55 leandro barzabal:electric guitar, PU, steel pipe, contact mic, vocals, motor1. yagui quintero: corno, trumpet, flutes, quena, harmonics, contact mic, bucket...
Keywords: Experimental; analog improvisation
|Mystery Hearsay - Honey Anvil Syrup [zero139a] - Mystery Hearsay|
The second part of the Mystery Hearsay trilogy for zeromoon. The beat is ferocious, the guitars seering, this is old school post industrial beats at its heaviest and finest. Heavy mixing and editing by MC Ladno.
Keywords: Rhythmic Noise
Downloads: 2,869 (1 review)
|Violet - Green [zero005r] - Violet|
Green is a 40 minute live recording for sine wave, guitar, and record player. Despite a minimal setup the sound is thick and dense revealing furious activity buried beneath the loud drones. Please visit the zeromoon label website for more information.
|Tüsüri - "Bi Saiakera EP" - Tüsüri|
Field recordings and radio static collide and meld into this beautiful ep of dynamic sounds and hinted melodies. Perfomed at Errenteria and Sopela between september of 2006 and march of 2007. Original sound sources: Radio and environmental recordings done in Oiartzun, Artikutza, Ereñozu, Goizueta, Sopela, Errenteria and Bilbao. Thanks to Miguel A. Garcia "Xedh" and Zeromoon. Recommended to be listened with headphones...
Keywords: field recordings; musique concrete; experimental
|Violet Shifts - Resita Mold [zero009r] - Violet Shifts|
Violet Shifts - Resita MoldA collaboration by Jeff Surak and Frans De Waard resulted in this exercise for acoustic drones using autoharp and guitar. A clear ringing sound with pulses and humming. Hypnotic. This includes a bonus track not available on the original 20 3" release.
Downloads: 2,689 (2 reviews)
|v.+Zanstones - NOW! [zero137a] - v.+Zanstones|
This is a concert recording took place in Now Music and Fashions in Arlington, VA on May 2001. Zanstones and v. each performed a set then collaborated for a third joint set. Found sounds, percussion, homemades, record player abuse plus extra noise.
|Normal Music - Brev [zero006r] - Normal Music|
Normal Music have a very nice take on glitch, as evidenced on Brev (Zero Moon 3" CD), their way of subverting the autonomy of beat regularity, as well as their approach to the dubly layering of various analogue and digital noises, put them far ahead of a largely sleepy herd. The basics here get so cracked at times that I imagine this'd be capable of breaking people's bones on the dance floor if played at the right time and volume...